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Although, as expected, Cabo San Lucas is home to much of Baja's nightlife, that resort city isn't the only place to have a good time after dark. Along the northern Pacific coast, beachside dance floors with live bands and extended happy hours in seaside bars dominate the nightlife. Here are some of our favorite hot spots:

  • Passion, Cabo San Lucas: The most consistently cool of Cabo's nightclubs, Passion is the hunting ground of the young and the sexy. Champagne cocktails, low lighting, and Cabo's best DJs keep it spinning as late as you can go.
  • Locals Bars in Loreto: In Loreto, "nightlife" starts well before sundown. A couple draft beers at Del Borracho, which closes at sunset, will jump-start the afternoon. Then, roll into Augie's Bar & Bait Shop around 4pm, take a seat at the bar, and wait for the rowdy barrage of friendly expats to join you for half-priced drinks till 7pm. Chances are, you'll make a few friends and end up coming back for more the next day.
  • Calle 6 in Tijuana: The tourists are gone and the hipsters are back at Tijuana's coolest nightspots, an arty collection of cantinas, clubs, and even a retro diner packed into 5 short blocks.
  • Beach Bars in Rosarito & Ensenada: It doesn't have to be spring break in Rosarito or Ensenada to find a similar let-loose party atmosphere here. The favored spot is Papas & Beer, which has a location in both of these beach towns. And both regularly draw a young and spirited crowd for endless-summer-style fun and potential love matches.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.